This weekend I’ve included events for all ages, especially things the whole family can enjoy together!  February is halfway over and with some warmer temperatures in the forecast, I’m feeling hopeful for spring!  I hope you find something fun to do!

1.  Columbus Winter Farmers Market at Whetstone Community Center


When: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 10AM-1PM
Location: 3923 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
“You’ll find plenty of smart choices this Saturday February 20th at the Columbus Winter Farmers Market. Our hours are from 10am-1 pm and is held at 3923 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214. You will find plenty of great Ohio Proud products such as seasonal vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, pasta sauce, maple syrup, jams & jellies, meats such as chicken, ground beef & pork, breads, herbal teas, remedies & body care. You’ll find something for everyone. This weeks entertainment will be Folk Ramblers featuring home town boys Bill Cohen & Carl Yaffey.”

2.  Family Rewind at Studio Movie Grill


When: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 175 W. Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-456-1298
“Every third Sunday of the month at 2pm SMG invites you to rewind back in time to share your favorite childhood movies with family and friends for just $3 per ticket. You’re never too old to feel like a kid again! Join us February 21st for Princess Bride.”

3.  13th annual Columbus Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio


When: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: Costume contest – 1:00PM, The Plunge – 1:30PM
Location: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, 4850 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065,  **Enter through the Polar Gate entrance under inflatable arch.**
“The 13th Annual Columbus Polar Plunge. Participants obtain monetary pledges and jump into the frigid waters of the Polar Plunge Pool. All proceeds from this event help Special Olympics Ohio provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities to more than 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through successful experiences in sports, Special Olympics Ohio athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community. The Polar Plunge is a fun and exciting fundraising event that brings the community together to support and raise awareness. For more information about Special Olympics Ohio and the 2016 Columbus Polar Plunge, please visit the Special Olympics Ohio website at www.sooh.org.”

4.  Read with the 4-H PetPALs!


When:  Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 3PM-4PM
Location:  Parsons Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 845 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: 614-645-2275
“Meet, greet, and share a story with therapy dogs trained by 4H PetPALS!”

5.  Watch Frozen on the big screen!


When:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 and Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 10AM and 4PM (both days)
Location:  COSI, 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674
“This winter bring your family to COSI to see family-friendly, popular Hollywood movies on the National Geographic Giant Screen. With classics like Toy Story to new favorites like Frozen, there is something for every movie fan. Each weekend features a different film with shows at 10am and 4pm on the dates listed (February 6 show is at 4pm only). Tickets are just $5 per person for Members/ $6 for Nonmembers, available in advance through cosi.org and at the door (sell-outs are possible). Duration 100 Minutes : Rating: PG”

6.  Hubbard Lantern Festival


When:  Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 3PM-6PM
Location – Hubbard Mastery School, 104 W. Hubbard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 365-5564

 “The Hubbard Lantern Festival is coming up this Sunday, 3pm-6pm! We hope you will join us for this free festival! We will have a lion dance, origami, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, a Martial Arts Demonstration, a song by Mrs Taylor’s Kindergarten class, you can learn to make wontons, we’ll have several craft stations, and come see what the art class has been working on! Food trucks will be on site with food available for purchase.  Come see the gym transformed!  This event is free and open to the community!


7.  Jackie & Me, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Performed at The Garden Theater


When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 18-21, 2016
Time: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 5pm, Sundays at 3pm
Location: The Garden Theater, 1187 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-224-6672

“Ten-year-old Joey Stoshack has a special power. Whenever he holds a baseball card, he can travel through time! When he gets an assignment to write a report on a role model, he uses his powers to travel back to 1947 to meet the legendary Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues. Joey plans on writing a prize-winning report, but he never plans on a trip that will forever change his view of history.  2 Act Play, 85 Minutes, with Intermission. Recommended for ages 7+.  Produced in collaboration with Short North Stage.”


As always, you can check my Upcoming Events page for even more things to do!

*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

Written by Julie Miller